In this presentation, Yashwanth introduces the concept of Internet of Things and the associated trends. His interest area is to build a unified architecture so that the IoT devices manufactured by different firms can talk to each other.
1. Internet Of Things
Name: Yashwanth Reddy Gondi
Twitter Id: @yashu1024
College: CVR College Of Engineering
University: JNTU Hyderabad
Branch: Computer Science
2. What is it?
‘Internet of things’ refers to collection of physical objects (electronics)
connected to the Internet.
These objects should be ‘Internet smart’ which means that they should have
the capability to communicate with their peers on the network and work
Essentially, these electronics connected through a network can be used to
collect, analyze and understand data about consumer behavior which can
help in providing better services in the future.
Each device should be uniquely identifiable in the network and also should be
able to work independent of the network.
Devices part of IoT can range from tsunami buoys in a large ocean for
monitoring tides to small biochips to monitor health of animals.
3. Why do we need IoT?
IoT when implemented to its complete extent has a great potential to change
how we use electronics entirely by acting as a personal assistant in our day-
It can know a user’s personal preferences over a period of time and provide
services predicting his needs.
This predictions have a good chance of becoming accurate day by day.
The result is a personalized experience in our daily tasks.
Everything would be in one place in terms of control.
You can control when the sprinkler in your lawn goes off because it’s all
Your thermostat knows what temperature you like at a particular time of day.
With great power comes great responsibility. With huge data comes the need
for advanced technologies to handle it properly.
IoT will require great advancements in today’s data handling technologies to
handle its continuously generating data efficiently.
NEST is a smart thermostat that understands you’re needs by monitoring your
activities and automatically adjusting temperatures with time. It can be
controlled over the internet.
Google bought it. For $3.2 billion. This proves that there’s market for smart
technology like this out there.
Many surveys put the amount of devices in the IoT anywhere between 25 to 30
billion in the coming 5 years.
Companies like Samsung, BMW are introducing products that are much more
interconnected in terms of their services to be more customizable and to
provide a unified experience.
These technologies are not yet compatible with each other as each
company is working on its own but they eventually will be.
5. My interests in IoT
I find the lack of a unified architecture is what’s delaying this technology
from taking over consumer technology market.
Because of this, IoT is not able to work at its full potential as one device
doesn’t know the other device’s language
I would like to work on a unified architecture that various enterprises can use
to make their products truly talk to each other.
That way IoT will be manufacturer independent and consumer centric.
It also makes the market more competitive and fair.
I also want to work in making devices much more human friendly. Hence
would like to work on algorithms that are much more accurate in
understanding human behavior.